Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Frock Swap: Erica's Dress

Frock Swap has officially started and with it an exciting package from Erica.  A gorgeous pink and blue dress covered in a Japanese fan print.   You can see how Erica styled her dress here.

As soon as  I pulled the dress out of its packaging, I immediately thought two things 1. Summer and 2. Garden.  If I was the owner of this gorgeous frock I would definitely be making it my mission to wear it to a garden party or an outside wedding (preferably on a hot Summer's day).



The dress has straps rather than sleeves so I paired it with my lilac cropped cardigan I bought from Primark last year.  I actually have this cardigan in 4 different colours, they are the perfect thing to throw over your shoulders at a wedding.  I'm not a huge fan of my upper arms so it hides wobbly bingo wings whilst making any dress wedding appropriate.



As the skirt is a little short I definitely needed some killer heels so picked out my tan wedges from Dorothy Perkins.  These beauties have been sitting in a box on the top of my wardrobe for a while now. 



I love them, but when I put them on I'm always slightly worried I'll break my ankle.  I'm more of a flats girl so to me these heels seem mammoth.  I love how they looked with the dress though so I'm thinking these need to make an appearance next time I'm invited to a Summer wedding.

Please excuse the lack of nail polish on my toes.  I'm bridesmaid at my best friend's wedding in a few weeks time and am getting myself ready for a pedicure!



The low neckline meant I got to raid my ever growing stash of statement necklaces.  This one from Primark is one of my favourite purchases from last year and compliments the dress perfectly.  I am a bit of a matchy matchy person and I love how the colours match the dress.



Of course you can't go to a wedding without a clutch bag (I'm running with this wedding theme now!)  They're pretty useless at fitting in all of your essentials but they really are the perfect style bag for going somewhere a bit special. 


I've had this nude coloured clutch for years and it's my "go to" bag for weddings as it looks great with any dress.


I think I'd struggle to style this dress for the Winter months as the colours are so light but it would definitely be a welcome addition to my wardrobe for the Spring and Summer.  Unfortunately though it's not mine to keep and I'm packing it up to send it off to Donna.  I can't wait to see what she does with it and I hope she loves it as much as I did.
 
Let me know how you'd style Erica's Dress.

12 comments:

  1. You look great in this outfit! Lovely to see.
    Best wishes, Agnes

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  2. For me it would be with Jeggings and a smart jacket with a great big bead necklace and chunky bangles

    You look ace x

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  3. I have that cardigan AND those shoes - I'm such an inspiration!

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  4. Oooh the dress really suits you! What a shame you're not keeping it!
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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  5. It looks like a completely different dress to the way Erica has styled it! I couldn't bring myself to wear a dress that sort so it would be over stonewash jeggings with sandals and a longer cardi. Fab idea for a post and it has helped you rediscover some items in your wardrobe too :D

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  6. This is so pretty. I'm very much stuck in s rut of wearing jeans everyday so it's great to have some inspiration for the summer. Am also a big cardi fan so I'd def throw one on top... But likely to be bit less glamorous than you!

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  7. Looking beautiful! I love this dress on you and that cardigan is lovely. Primark are awesome for basics. I actually have that necklace too. My friend got my it for my birthday last year. So pretty!

    Laura from www.whatlauralovesuk.com xxx

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  8. As others have suggested wear it with jeggings, leggings or thick woolly tights and a pair of ankle boots. Chunky jumper over the top so it looks like a skirt, or, if it's sleeveless rather than cap sleeved, a long sleeved t-shirt underneath is another casual look.

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  9. cool idea, the dress is lovely!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle

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  10. This dress looks really nice, suits you so much! :D xxx

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  11. Came from Char's blood to see Erica and Donna and now here I am! Love this idea, you've all styled it so differently.
    For the winter this would look so cute with black tights and boots and a long sleeve t underneath and a caddy with belt over the top - it's all about the layers :)

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